By Peter Grose

ISBN-10: 1760633305

ISBN-13: 9781760633301

at the evening of 31 may well 1942, Sydney was once doing what it does top: partying. The theatres, eating places, dance halls, unlawful playing dens, golf equipment and brothels provided lots of option to roistering sailors, infantrymen and airmen on go away in Australia's such a lot glamorous urban. The battle appeared distant. Newspapers committed extra pages to horse racing than to Hitler.

That Sunday evening the social gathering got here to a shattering halt while 3 jap midget submarines crept into the harbour, previous 8 digital indicator loops, prior six patrolling Royal Australian military ships, and earlier an anti-submarine internet stretched around the internal harbour front. Their arrival prompted an evening of mayhem, braveness, chaos and excessive farce which left 27 sailors useless and a urban bewildered. The conflict, it appeared, was once now not restrained to far-off wilderness and jungle. It was once here at Australia's entrance door.

Written on the speed of a mystery and in keeping with new first individual money owed and formerly unpublished authentic records, a really impolite Awakening is a ground-breaking and myth-busting examine essentially the most amazing tales ever informed of Australia at war.

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